Tunisia The 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards 1942 1943

In July 1940 the remnants of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards were evacuated to England from Dunkirk following the disastrous campaign of the British Expeditionary Force In November 1942 it returned to overseas service playing a prominent role in what would become one of the greatest Axis collapses of the Second World War the unconditional surrender of Heeresgruppe Afrika in TunisiaIncorporating over six years of research across five countries and utilizing a variety of previously unpublished material inclucing diaries letters poetry memoirs contemporary interviews and official documents Dr Robsons innovative account expertly chronicles the role of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards in the Tunisian Campaign of 1942 1943 covering the North African Theatre in comprehensive detail and reappraising important gaps in the historical literatureWritten for both the academic and casual reader alike this sizable 720 page text recounts the Battalions then part of the 1st Guards Brigade involvement in the reformation of the British Military post 1940 its function in Combined Operations and Force 110 during the aborted THRUSTER PILGRIM BLAZING LANCING Operations of 1941 1942 the planned invasions of So Miguel Gran Canaria Alderney and Sainte Cecily as well as its role in the Allied landings in French Northwest Africa in Operation TORCH during which it was a leading component of the 78th Infantry and later 6th Armoured DivisionThis book records some of the most prominent engagements of the Tunisian Campaign for which the name of the Coldstream Guards the oldest continuously serving infantry regiment in Britain's regular army has become synonymous including first hand accounts the first battle of Longstop Hill the defence of Medjez el Bab the defeat of Rommels 21st Panzer Division at Sbiba the Battle of Steamroller Farm the disaster at Djebel Rouissate Bou Akouaz the final run for Tunis Djebel Roroufthe fall of Hammam Lif and the arrest of the Bey of Tunis the final capitulation of the GermanItalian Army group and the capture of the Italian island of Lampedusa as part of Operation CORKSCREWIn July 1940 the remnants of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards were evacuated to England from Dunkirk following the disastrous campaign of the British Expeditionary Force In November 1942 it returned to overseas service playing a prominent role in what would become one of the greatest Axis collapses of the Second World War the unconditional surrender of Heeresgruppe Afrika in TunisiaIncorporating over six years of research across five countries and utilizing a variety of previously unpublished material inclucing diaries letters poetry memoirs contemporary interviews and official documents Dr Robsons innovative account expertly chronicles the role of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards in the Tunisian Campaign of 1942 1943 covering the North African Theatre in comprehensive detail and reappraising important gaps in the historical literatureWritten for both the academic and casual reader alike this sizable 720 page text recounts the Battalions then part of the 1st Guards Brigade involvement in the reformation of the British Military post 1940 its function in Combined Operations and Force 110 during the aborted THRUSTER PILGRIM BLAZING LANCING Operations of 1941 1942 the planned invasions of So Miguel Gran Canaria Alderney and Sainte Cecily as well as its role in the Allied landings in French Northwest Africa in Operation TORCH during which it was a leading component of the 78th Infantry and later 6th Armoured DivisionThis book records some of the most prominent engagements of the Tunisian Campaign for which the name of the Coldstream Guards the oldest continuously serving infantry regiment in Britain's regular army has become synonymous including first hand accounts the first battle of Longstop Hill the defence of Medjez el Bab the defeat of Rommels 21st Panzer Division at Sbiba the Battle of Steamroller Farm the disaster at Djebel Rouissate Bou Akouaz the final run for Tunis Djebel Roroufthe fall of Hammam Lif and the arrest of the Bey of Tunis the final capitulation of the GermanItalian Army group and the capture of the Italian island of Lampedusa as part of Operation CORKSCREWIn July 1940 the remnants of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards were evacuated to England from Dunkirk following the disastrous campaign of the British Expeditionary Force In November 1942 it returned to overseas service playing a prominent role in what would become one of the greatest Axis collapses of the Second World War the unconditional surrender of Heeresgruppe Afrika in TunisiaIncorporating over six years of research across five countries and utilizing a variety of previously unpublished material inclucing diaries letters poetry memoirs contemporary interviews and official documents Dr Robsons innovative account expertly chronicles the role of the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards in the Tunisian Campaign of 1942 1943 covering the North African Theatre in comprehensive detail and reappraising important gaps in the historical literatureWritten for both the academic and casual reader alike this sizable 720 page text recounts the Battalions then part of the 1st Guards Brigade involvement in the reformation of the British Military post 1940 its function in Combined Operations and Force 110 during the aborted THRUSTER PILGRIM BLAZING LANCING Operations of 1941 1942 the planned invasions of So Miguel Gran Canaria Alderney and Sainte Cecily as well as its role in the Allied landings in French Northwest Africa in Operation TORCH during which it was a leading component of the 78th Infantry and later 6th Armoured DivisionThis book records some of the most prominent engagements of the Tunisian Campaign for which the name of the Coldstream Guards the oldest continuously serving infantry regiment in Britain's regular army has become synonymous including first hand accounts the first battle of Longstop Hill the defence of Medjez el Bab the defeat of Rommels 21st Panzer Division at Sbiba the Battle of Steamroller Farm the disaster at Djebel Rouissate Bou Akouaz the final run for Tunis Djebel Roroufthe fall of Hammam Lif and the arrest of the Bey of Tunis the final capitulation of the GermanItalian Army group and the capture of the Italian island of Lampedusa as part of Operation CORKSCREW